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Pregnancy in a woman with chronic renal failure – the case of two successfully completed pregnancies and the review of the literature

Grzegorz Pifczyk, Tomasz Wikarek, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek, Jerzy Chudek
Ginekol Pol 2011;82(8).

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Abstract Together with the prolongation and improving the quality of life of young women with chronic renal failure (CRF), procreation becomes an important issue. Pregnancies in women on renal replacement therapy are associated with an increased risk of health complications, both for mothers and for fetuses. Medical management of pregnant women with CRF is a great challenge and requires a close co-operation of nephrologists, transplantologists, gynecologists and neonatologists. The complexity of problems in these particular pregnancies has urged us to describe the case of a woman with CRF who successfully delivered two babies. We also review the current state of knowledge on the topic. The first pregnancy, five years after renal transplantation, was completed with the delivery of term newborn with Tetralogy of Fallot. Also the second pregnancy, on hemodialysis therapy, was finished by the birth of a healthy neonate at term. The described case indicates that the gynecologists should be prepared for the challenge of the care for pregnancies in women suffering from chronic renal failure on renal replacement therapy.

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Abstract Together with the prolongation and improving the quality of life of young women with chronic renal failure (CRF), procreation becomes an important issue. Pregnancies in women on renal replacement therapy are associated with an increased risk of health complications, both for mothers and for fetuses. Medical management of pregnant women with CRF is a great challenge and requires a close co-operation of nephrologists, transplantologists, gynecologists and neonatologists. The complexity of problems in these particular pregnancies has urged us to describe the case of a woman with CRF who successfully delivered two babies. We also review the current state of knowledge on the topic. The first pregnancy, five years after renal transplantation, was completed with the delivery of term newborn with Tetralogy of Fallot. Also the second pregnancy, on hemodialysis therapy, was finished by the birth of a healthy neonate at term. The described case indicates that the gynecologists should be prepared for the challenge of the care for pregnancies in women suffering from chronic renal failure on renal replacement therapy.
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pregnancy, chronic renal failure, renal transplantation

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Title

Pregnancy in a woman with chronic renal failure – the case of two successfully completed pregnancies and the review of the literature

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Ginekologia Polska

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Vol 82, No 8 (2011)

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Ginekol Pol 2011;82(8).

Keywords

pregnancy
chronic renal failure
renal transplantation

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Grzegorz Pifczyk
Tomasz Wikarek
Iwona Maruniak-Chudek
Jerzy Chudek

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